A rich, chocolatey dessert! Using a Vitamix and digital scale, this recipe is very easy to follow.
Here are the ingredients:
|Avocado||300 g||2 avocados|
|Cocoa powder (and/or cacao powder)||60 g||2/3 cup|
|Coconut milk (or almond milk)||150 g||1/3 cup|
|Maple syrup (or honey)||75 g||1/4 cup|
|Vanilla||25 g||2 Tablespoon|
|Dates (pitted)||300 g||16 dates|
Start by zeroing the scale with the Vitamix container on it.
Add avocado by scooping the flesh into the container. In the following pictures, I had 318 grams of avocado. Other times, I’ve used only 200 grams of avocado and scaled the recipe accordingly.
Zero the scale and add cocoa powder. To be a bit healthier, I use a half cocoa powder and half cacao powder. The amount should be one fifth of the avocado amount.
Next add coconut milk. The amount should be half of the avocado amount. Because I was out of coconut milk, I substituted almond milk.
Add 100% pure maple syrup. Do NOT use maple-flavored corn syrup! You can substitute honey. The amount should be one quarter of the amount of avocado.
Next add vanilla extract. (I really like to use Mexican vanilla.)
Add a pinch of salt which is about 1/16 teaspoon. In the picture, I have half of a 1/8 teaspoon.
Finally add the dates. Zero the scale. Remove the pits and stem caps. The amount should equal the amount of avocado.
Finally blend on the Vitamix. Use the tamper. Gradually increase the speed until you are finally able to blend it on high to get it really smooth.
If necessary, use a scraper on the sides.
When done, scoop into a container and store in the refrigerator.
For a satisfying treat after a meal, I will take a scoop with tablespoon to slowly enjoy. Yum!
I started with a recipe that I found online. I modified it slightly and simplified its instructions. Original recipe is here.